VWRRC Statewide Advisory Board

The Advisory Board serves in an advisory capacity to the Executive Director of the Water Center. Representatives of the Advisory Board are appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the General Assembly, and include balanced representation from industries; federal, state, and local agencies; water user groups; and concerned citizens. The Advisory Board recommends policy guidelines for implementing the functions of the Water Center and evaluates programs of the Water Center.

Below is a list of current members of the VWRRC Statewide Advisory Board.

  • Mark R. Bennett (Richmond) – Director, U.S. Geological Survey/Virginia Water Science Center
  • David Bulova (Fairfax) – Member, House of Delegates
  • Hope F. Cupit (Roanoke) – President & CEO, Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project
  • Melanie Davenport (Richmond) – Director, Water Permitting Division, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
  • J. Michael Foreman  – Retired, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
  • Ben Grumbles (Baltimore, Md.) – Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment
  • Carl Hershner (Willliamsburg) – Director, Center for Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute of Marine Science 
  • Whitney Katchmark (Chesapeake) – Principal Water Resources Engineer, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
  • Wayne Kirkpatrick (Stuart) – Co-owner and Vice-president, K-P Hill Dairy
  • Joseph Maroon (Richmond) – Executive Director, Virginia Environmental Endowment
  • Timothy Morse (Richmond) – Director, International Environmental Services and Sr. Environmental Engineer, Water, WestRock
  • Raina A. Rosado (Forest) – Project Manager/Road Design Team Leader, Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Brian Richter (Crozet) – President, Sustainable Waters
  • Stephen Silberstein (Oak Hill) – Facilities/Plant Operations Manager, Micron Technology
  • Ginny Snead (Williamsburg) – Associate, A. Morton Thomas and Associates
  • Joe Tannery (Richmond) – Consultant for Alternative Energy Solutions Business Development and Commercial Strategies, Dominion Resources

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